Saturday, 18 July 2015

The Russian "Old Man" at the Battle of Borodino

I could no longer resist and picked up the Russian High Command.  While this Perry pack has some 8 Generals and aides on foot around the seated Kutusov,  I decided to not make that special stand ( and which would have been wholly oversized.... ) but set up some of the others to be the army headquarters in the usual size of our HQ stands for the later battles of 1813-14 after the old Commander died.  You can tell it is him by the white cap.

The "old man" directing the battle several miles from the front.  However at the Battle of Borodino,  Napoleon positioned himself similarly and both conducted the battle in a rather distracted manner.

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Napoleonic Russian Casualty Field Station

With my normal way --- paint all the 'cool' stuff first, before diving in to do the masses ---  I decided to indulge myself and complete my Russian eye candy and use the very nice Perry Apothecary Wagon and Infantry Casualty Packs and make a piece to sit in any bare corner of the tabletop.
getting right to work...hundreds more will inevitably arrive
the casualties start to arrive
view of the Russian Casualty Field Station 

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Dots of Paint indeed!

KevinA send me this very cool "portrait" of one my painted mounted French officers wearing an greatcoat as he said he was practicing with Photoshop.

Very 'impressionist' in style I was quite taken with it.  Dots of Paint indeed!